Frequently Asked Questions
Community members have contacted the Department of Toxic Substances Control staff over the past few weeks with questions about our enforcement activities at the Exide Technologies facility in Vernon. Earlier this month, DTSC entered an agreement with Exide to ensure that the company’s battery recycling facility in Vernon operates safely and in a manner that protects the health of the community.
The agreement, called a “Stipulation and Order,” goes much farther and requires more of Exide than an earlier order DTSC issued in April to temporarily suspend operations at the Exide facility. The agreement provides better protections for the community. It also has prompted some community to ask questions about how it impacts them.
DTSC has compiled a list of frequently asked questions (and answers) that you will see below. We will regularly update the list of frequently asked questions.